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RECORD SALE OF SPORTS MEMORABILLA

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(Fox News) – Babe Ruth’s New York Yankees Opens a New Window. jersey from 1928-1930 sold at auction on Saturday for $5.64 million,
setting setting the record for the most expensive piece of sports
memorabilia ever sold.
The gray road uniform was one of more than
400
 
items that Ruth’s family and other collectors supplied for the
auction at Yankee Stadium. Ruth’s granddaughter, Linda Ruth
Tosetti, said in a statement that a portion of the proceeds will go
to charity.

 

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AWARD WINNING SPORTS MAGAZINE SOLD


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NEW YORK (AP) — Sports Illustrated magazine has been sold for $110 million
to a company that specializes in managing fashion, entertainment and sports brands, including marketing rights to Shaquille O’Neal and Muhammad Ali.

The seller, Meredith Corp., will continue running the print edition and the
website SI.com for at least two years. Its editor and publisher are staying on,
and the magazine will have editorial independence.

According to a statement made by Sports Illustrated Editor-in-Chief Chris
Stone, the deal lets Sports Illustrated grow in new areas such as esports,
while Meredith can continue to "produce independent, award-winning
journalism and storytelling."

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Chris Stone

The first issue of Sports Illustrated, showing Milwaukee Braves
star
Eddie Mathews at bat and New York Giants catcher Wes
Westrum
in Milwaukee County Stadium.

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HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY

today in history

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SANDY KOZEL

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Comedian James Douglas Muir
"Jay" Leno is 69 today.

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Jay Leno hosted The Tonight Show on NBC from May 25, 1992, to
May 29, 2009, and resumed production on March 1, 2010 until ending
on February 6, 2014.

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Jay Leno Gets the Last Laugh With Jimmy Fallon on his ‘Tonight
Show’ Exit Week.

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Jay leno’s car collection.

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BASKETBALL LEGEND HAS DIED AT 79

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John Joseph "Hondo" Havlicek (April 8, 1940 – April 25, 2019)


(Fox News) – John Havlicek, a legendary
Boston Celtics star behind one
of the most famous plays in
NBA history, died Thursday in Jupiter,
Florida. The Hall of Famer’s cause of death was not immediately known
but, he had been suffering from Parkinson’s disease during his last
years. 

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HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY

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SANDY KOZEL

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On this day in 1912, the ocean liner Titanic sank in the North Atlantic after hitting an iceberg the evening before. 1,517 people died and
more than 700 people survived.

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Lifeboat 6 from the Titanic, as it approached the Carpathian
on the morning of April 15, 1912.

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On this day in 1865, President Abraham Lincoln died from injuries inflicted by John Wilkes Booth.



The above photograph was taken by Petersen House
boarder Julius Ulke shortly after the president died in
this bed. (Source: Chicago History Museum)

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